Support Us

Ways to Give

World Cafe Live is a nonprofit independent music venue where artistry and social impact meet. As our world rebuilds, we know that music will play a vital role in the way our community comes together to heal. Help us sustain a vibrant ecosystem of live music, virtual events, and education in Philadelphia.

Our free music education and community programs promote creativity, collaboration, and learning. Give the gift of music to thousands of young people from Philly public schools and people with disabilities who take part in our programs each year.

You can also donate by mailing a check payable to World Cafe Live to 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

If you’re interested in making a leadership gift, please reach out to us at to set up a meeting.

World Cafe Live is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, registered as LiveConnections.Org (tax ID 26-2666641). Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.


World Cafe Live is grateful for the support of numerous individuals, companies, and foundations who believe in our mission and help make our programs possible.

2019–2020 Foundation Support

The 25th Century Foundation
The Barra Foundation
COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL
C. Eugene Ireland Foundation
Caroline J S Sanders Trust
The CHG Charitable Trust
The Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation
Christopher Ludwick Foundation
Connelly Foundation
Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
Exelon – PECO Charitable Donations
Horner Family Foundation
Howell Lockhart Seiple Trust
Independence Foundation
Isabel F. Smith & Ralph L. Smith Foundation
Network for Good
The Philadelphia Activities Fund
The Philadelphia Cultural Fund
Philadelphia Music & Arts Festival, Inc.
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
PNC Charitable Trust
Powell Family Foundation
The Presser Foundation
The Scholler Foundation
The Schultz Family Fund
The Seybert Foundation
Sheila Fortune Foundation
Staritch Foundation, Inc.
The Vanguard Group Foundation
The Wyncote Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation


Charity Registration 
World Cafe Live is registered as LiveConnections.Org. LiveConnections.Org is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, tax ID 26-2666641. The official registration and financial information of may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.